From the AD

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Demon Deacons, As I walk through the halls and visit with our coaches and administrators, it is very noticeable that there is an air of excitement throughout our department.  There is always an element of anticipation when a new year begins but this year it feels differently.  Everyone seems to be more excited thanRead more »

A Look Back…and a Look Ahead to a Bright Future


Dear Deacs, As I write this letter, all of our teams have completed their seasons with the exception of women’s golf and track and field. In reviewing our year competitively, there were some very encouraging accomplishments that provide much promise for the future. This spring, the men’s tennis, men’s golf and the women’s golf teamsRead more »

A Letter from Ron Wellman – March 2015


If you have had the opportunity to visit our campus recently, you have no doubt seen the significant impact that the success of “Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest” is already having on the athletic department. With two projects actively under construction on the Reynolda campus, another project at the tennis complex slated toRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club, This is a great time of the year with all of our fall sports in the midst of their regular seasons and positioning themselves for post-season play and the basketball teams opening their seasons.  The overlap of seasons provides the promise of our improving basketball teams and the anticipation of strong finishesRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club, Homecoming is just around the corner and this year promises to be a momentous weekend.  Not only do we host Maryland in a crucial football game, we will unveil the Arnold Palmer statue at the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex and the University will also kick off the public phase of the CapitalRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club, When you receive this publication, all of our fall teams will be in full swing.  It’s great to have everyone back and to start what we anticipate to be a very good year. The year got off to a good start again when the new students reported to campus.  Who was thereRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club Members, The new school year is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited about getting it started.  There are so many good things happening in our department and throughout our university that cause me to anticipate a great 2013-14.  I can’t wait to embark! When our Board of Trustees met in lateRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


As we are in the midst of the winter sports and the spring sports are all opening their seasons, the following are some of my random thoughts: Men’s basketball is showing promise with good victories over NCSU, Xavier and Virginia.  The trademark of the team is their hard play.  They continue to improve as a resultRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Every January (and even prior to January), our fans begin asking about the football schedule for next year. Normally the schedule is completed by the ACC in late January or early February. This year the schedule may be delayed a bit due to the unusual circumstances that have impacted the process. For instance, there areRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club Members,   Last month I wrote this column from the ACC Meetings and told you that I would summarize those meetings in my next correspondence with you. That summary about the future athletic schedules is contained in this month’s Gold Rush.   One of the earmarks of an excellent athletic program isRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club Members, On May 20th, 71 student-athletes received their degrees at our graduation ceremonies. It is always one of the best days of the year for our coaches and administrators as we  witness their elation about earning their degrees. When we recruit prospects to join us at Wake Forest, we tell them thatRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


A few days ago, the ACC announced that all member institutions signed a “Grant of Media Rights” agreement. That probably doesn’t sound like that major of an item because the ACC had already signed a contract for ACC television rights through 2027. That contract with ESPN allows our TV partner to televise all ACC games.Read more »